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In 1986, under the direction of the AAPT Executive Officer, Jack Wilson, the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) organized the United States Physics Team for the first time. — AAPT.ORG
PDF Practice Exams: Download previous years' exams
WebAssign Practice Exams
WebAssign practice exams are open to everyone without a fee. In order to take the practice exams, see the following instructions:
- Go to www.webassign.net
- Click the "ENTER CLASS KEY" button at the top of the page
- Enter aapt 5083 9984 as your class key. Anyone can use this key to access the class
- Click Yes, this is my class (Instructor will be John Risley)
- Follow the instructions to create a WebAssign account.
Students will need the following information to register for the Preliminary Exam:
PLEASE NOTE: There has been a change in the way that student's taking the exam via WebAssign will be registered to take the exam. Any student may create an account and practice in WebAssign, but in order for your students to take the actual exam in WebAssign, TEACHERS/PROCTORS will need to send a spreadsheet with your student's names and email addresses to AAPT at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will need to send the names and email addresses by January 5, 2016, we will create user ids and passwords for your students and email them back to you. You will also be asked to indicate what day you plan to administer the exam, there will be a different password each day, and you will receive a password on the day you plan to administer the exam. You will be receiving an email further explaining these procedures.
Practicing & Administering the Exam
Students will be able to take past exams to practice how to answer questions in WebAssign. When the exam dates are open, none of the practice exams will be available.
The student's instructor or person proctoring the exam will have the password for the "F= ma" exam and should administer the test verifying that the student took the exam. Students will get just one attempt to answer all 25 questions.
For more details and information about the US Physics Team, please contact AAPT's Programs department at 301-209-3340 or email@example.com